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2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-27) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns (33-14)
Date: Friday, April 2nd
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder +750 | Suns -823
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -12.5
NBA Betting Total: 219.5
Friday, April 2nd finds the Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns playing in their second meeting this season. In the initial meeting between the clubs this season on January 27th, OKC won 102-97.
The Suns hold the all-time record between the clubs with 128 wins in 243 meetings. Last season, the clubs played three times with the Thunder taking two of the three contests.
Oklahoma City Thunder
No matter who Mark Daigneault puts on the court this season this Thunder team seems to struggle to do what they are supposed to do — lose.
The thinking was with four of their five starters out including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luguentz Dort OKC could register some losses.
Instead, they continue to compete and capture wins like they did versus the Raptors.
Of the 20 wins OKC has produced this season, 10 are against current playoff seeds and one of thote was against this Suns club who’s made a habit of taking care of sub .500 clubs.
OKC used a youthful starting unit and their size became a factor against the smaller Raptors roster. The Thunder pummelled the Raptors on the boards 64-35 and were plus 10 in paint scoring.
The rebounding was the key as it created second chance opportunities which offset the 20 turnovers the Raptors forced, 13 steals, and 17 fast break points.
All five starters and two reserves scored in double figures with Moses Brown (20 points, 12 rebounds) and Isaiah Roby (17 points, 10 rebounds) each collecting double-doubles while Svi Mykhailiuk the top Thunder scorer (22 points).
The Suns continue to be one of the hottest teams in the league having recorded a 25-6 record since starting the season playing .500 ball and amassing an 8-8 record.
In their most recent victory, the Suns defeated the Bulls 121-116. Devin Booker led his team scoring a season-high 45 points adding four rebounds, four assists, a steal, and a block.
Chris Paul delivered a double-double of 19 points and 14 assists with a mere one turnover. When CP3 joined the Suns, analysts opined it was only a matter of time until he developed chemistry with young big man Deandre Ayton.
That partnership has developed throughout the course of the season. In the Bulls game, he had a relatively quiet night scoring 10 points, grabbed four rebounds, and blocked two shots.
Yet, it’s another big — reserve Dario Saric who could become a big factor in the postseason as the Suns tend to play better defensively with him on the court plus he allows Phoenix to spread the court out given his perimeter shooting.
Versus the Bulls he had another solid match posting 16 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and hit three of his five 3-pointers.
Abdel Nader (knee) missed the last six games while Frank Kaminsky was out versus Chicago dealing with health and safety protocols. Both are listed as day-to-day.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 9-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Thunder are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Oklahoma City Thunders vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
Although I’m taking the Suns to win, they had trouble with the Bulls size and on the boards. Likewise, the Thunder have a lengthy squad who could pose similar issues.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder +12.5
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